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El Chaleco

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Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 63 24 02
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant "El Chaleco" Bib Gourmand Michelin specialising in French...
The restaurant "El Chaleco" Bib Gourmand Michelin specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wel worth a visit

This is a good quality restaurant on the edge of Almuneca, and well worth the short journey. We visited on 16th May at lunchime and had their Italian taster menu. The menu had been thoughtfully developed, the food quality was good and nicely presented. The service was at the right level of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
liz_hegarty
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Warrington
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited with my partner and we both ordered the" secret \ surprise menu" which the owner advised was either fish or meat though she wouldn't give specifics of what we were ordering as it was a surprise \ secret which we thought was weird however having read the reviews we put our trust in the chef. The menu consisted of... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion on tripadvisor , -it is clear that each person may react differently and may be that the card would have been a better choice for a First visit. I'm sorry to leave you with disappointment, but as you can read a person majority appreciate our restaurant for nearly 20 years. But we hope you leave... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a good quality restaurant on the edge of Almuneca, and well worth the short journey. We visited on 16th May at lunchime and had their Italian taster menu. The menu had been thoughtfully developed, the food quality was good and nicely presented. The service was at the right level of attentiveness. The prices were reasonable for the level... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Madam Liz Hegarty, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a delightful review about our Michelin restaurant. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with an incomparable level of personalized service designed for our guests and I am more than happy we met your expectations. We hope to welcome you again at El chaleco restaurant With Best Regards,... More 

DK
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

French cusine, the card says and that is true. Traditionel dishes cooked to expectation. Everything, meat/fish, of high quality - well this is a no shortcut restaurant, and I like the honesty and a chef who knows his whereabouts culinarily. Unfortunately only indoor dining, but that way the focus is on the meal. It is so great to have a... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Sir, I would like to thank you for this great review about your recent dinner at restaurant El Chaleco We are really happy that you took the time to comment your experience on Trip Advisor. The support of our guests is extremely rewarding for our team and we really appreciate your compliments about our friendly and attentive staff. The satisfaction... More 

UK
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having been eating at El Cheleco for many years when visiting our home in Spain it is still our favourite. Renaud has just added some new dishes to the menu and having tried four of them in the last few weeks I can only say Wow!! they are delightful. My last visit was for my Birthday week and what a... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Madam, Sir, We read carefully your opinion on the restaurant El Chaleco. To start thank you for taking the time to write to us. Thanks also for your loyalty, and come visit us when you go to Almunecar.je am happy to know that our new menu you like. The Team thank you very much for all your kindness we hope... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We revisited this restaurant and am pleased to say that apart from the slight changes to the menu nothing has changed. This lovely restaurant seats around 40 covers and so making a reservation is essential. The quaintness of this charming restaurant is plain to see. The service is perfect, always attentive without being intrusive and I have to disagree with... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mister Franckie In the name of the restaurant "El Chaleco" we want thank you for your good commentary,big thank you for the time you took to write your review Any team thanks you again. Best regards Restaurant El Chaleco Almunecar Lydia,Renaud carmen,Stephane. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On our latest trip to Spain we revisited this restaurant in October 2014 after being suitably impressed back in April 2014.I was pleased to see the restaurant owners had taken on board my suggestion of giving a bit more space between tables. On this last visit we were both pleased to see that the service and quality of the food... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Les A. A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Ireland
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Congratulations to the team on achieving a Mitchelon Bib. Had a wonderful lunch here recently and can only advise readers to pay a visit for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Conagra A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have been visiting this restaurant almost every summer since 2010. Consistently good food, with a sophisticated (albeit somewhat limited) menu. Good service, good wines, a pleasant atmosphere, and well-prepared food have always ensured a pleasurable and rewarding experience. It's great value for the money (very reasonable prices, given the quality of the food!), and a sure bet if you want... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Really large a thank you for all your praises, we read with attention your opinion and we very sincerely thank you for the kindness of your remarks. Thank you as for time as you devoted has to write your criticism. The team this joint has me, Lydie, Renaud, Carmen, Stephan. More 

North Wales
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had several meals here and always enjoyed what we had. Not the cheapest but fresh and interesting menu. Will try again next time we are in Almunecar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Coventry England
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door the service is friendly and highly efficient. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is calm with tables full, yet not crowded, and all enjoying quality food. From the amuse Boucher to the dessert the evening ran smoothly and we all left as content customers. The three course menu at around €21 was good... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mister Simon Cove, Whole team of Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Almunecar
  • Phone Number: +34 958 63 24 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

The restaurant "El Chaleco" Bib Gourmand Michelin specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?